It is recommended for the Muslim to fast six days of Shawwaal, and in this there is great virtue and an immense reward. Whoever fasts these six days will have recorded for him a reward as if he had fasted a whole year, as was reported in a saheeh hadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).
It was narrated that „Abdullaah ibn „Amr (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “Woe to the heels from the Fire! [Do Wudoo’ properly].” [Saheeh Al-Bukhari] Important Points Derived from the Hadeeth: 1. The obligation of giving attention to the parts of … Continue reading The Washing of Feet Properly is an Integral part of Wudoo’.
Narrated Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him): Allaah's Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Allaah does not accept the prayer of any one of you if he nullifies his state of purification, until he purifies himself once again [by Wudoo or Ghusl].” [Agreed upon] Important Points Derived from … Continue reading Purification is essential for prayer.
"Shortly a time will come for people when high positions will be given only to those who defame others, when vicious people will be regarded as witty and the just will be regarded as weak." "The one who has the most blessed life is the one who supports others during his lifetime."
"The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrates to Allah and His Messenger, then his emigration is to Allaah and His Messenger. And whoever emigrates for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for." [Saheeh Al-Bukhari]
The great scholar Ibn al-Qayyim RA gave some amazing and life-changing advice for the believer: “A friend will not (literally) share your struggles, and a loved one cannot physically take away your pain, and a close one will not stay up the night on your behalf…so look after yourself, protect it, nurture it…and don’t give life’s events more than what they are really worth…Be certain that when you break no one will heal you except you, and when you are defeated no one will give you victory except your determination…your ability to stand up again and carry on is your responsibility…Do not look for your self worth in the eyes of people; look for your worth from within your conscious…if your conscious is at peace then you will ascend high…and if you truly know yourself then what is said about you won’t harm you.
Have you ever known a lover who does not give Mahr (i.e. dower) and does not do serving for his beloved? Can love be sound along with disobeying the beloved and keeping away from his way? Have you ever seen a Muslim who does not love the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him? The … Continue reading The Truthful Love
" Every (good) deed of the son of Adam would be multiplied, a good deed receiving a tenfold to seven hundredfold reward. Allah, the Exalted and Majestic, has said: With the exception of fasting, for it is done for Me and I will give a reward for it, for one abandons his passion and food … Continue reading Voluntary fasting and its merits .
What really matters is our deeds. Beautiful article which drives us to consider the importance of having pure heart and doing good deeds which also will be reflected in the way we look to others.
Charity (Sadaqah) has a magnificent value in Islam. It is a sign of a good believer who considers the perfect consequences of paying money for the sake of Allah the Almighty.